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New research [suggests / suggestions] that our DNA helps us to decide whether we [preference / prefer] coffee or tea. Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia studied how our [jeans / genes] affected our taste and why we like some [tastes / tasty] more than others. Following the research, researchers [believe / belief] they know why some of us prefer coffee while others like tea [more / many] . The researchers found that people who like more bitter tastes are more [liked / likely] to drink coffee. The researchers said they found something strange [on / in] their research. People who were more sensitive to the bitter taste of caffeine [was / were] more likely to prefer coffee to tea. They were also more likely to drink more coffee than [them / those] who were not so sensitive to caffeine.

Researchers looked [at / that] data on more than 400,000 men and women in the United Kingdom. They also [looking / looked] at an Australian study that [comparison / compared] the tastes of 1,757 twins with their [siblings / sobbing] . The researchers said genes aren't the only [factor / factors] affecting people's tastes. Other things like [our / hour] changing environment, social factors or the effects of taking medicine can also [twist / turn] us on or off coffee or tea. The researchers said we can learn to like coffee. Dr Liang-Dar Hwang said: "Bitter taste perception is shaped not only [at / by] genetics, but also environmental factors. Even [though / through] humans naturally dislike bitterness, we can learn to like or enjoy bitter-tasting food after being [exposed / exposure] to environmental factors."

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